So… it’s taken me all of six days to get to the writing theme. Yes… I had to bite my lip until today but hey, it was worth it. Writing… being a writer who wants to become an author. Today I am proud to say, I’m in the process of transitioning from the former to the latter. Why? How?
As you well know… to get from one to the other one needs to be published. No… not help yourself vanity stuff. The real deal. A publishing deal coupled with a contract from a reputable house.
Can you believe my joy when I opened the inbox a few weeks ago. There was an invite from an indie publisher who is willing to offer me a contract, subject to a re-edit of a short story compilation I submitted months ago. Then, even better… a hard copy contract arrived from another publisher who wanted to do a deal on a novel I submitted to them even more months ago. Imagine my joy. TWO contracts within days of each other! To celebrate, I went off into Dublin Town to get a photo taken with James Joyce… yes, James Joyce!
OK… that is the statue of James Joyce… no, it’s not me. I’m not that pretty and I don’t usually pose with statues either, so… if you were wondering… about 97.539% of the rest of this content is FICTION!